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Eradication of Arthropods: Science and Society

Eradication of Arthropods: Science and SocietyThis thematic series was published in CABI Agriculture
and Bioscience

CABI Agriculture and Bioscience

Guest Edited by: Lloyd Stringer1, David Maxwell Suckling1,2 & Suk Ling Wee3
1 Plant & Food Research, New Zealand; 2 University of Auckland, New Zealand; Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Geographic range expansion of arthropod pests due to increased human movement, international trade and global climate change is causing significant economical, medical and social challenges worldwide. Statistical data shows that there has been an exponential increase in the incursion rate of arthropod species since records began, with agricultural and medically important pests topping the list, closely followed by forestry arthropods.

Aims and Scope: This special issue focused on reviewing the status and challenges of eradication of invasive arthropods and their impacts in science and society through reviews and think-pieces, to experimental and technical research.

Articles published in this collection:

  1. Pea weevil (Bruchus pisorum (L.), Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) is a major cosmopolitan pest of pea crops and is established in most pea growing areas of the world. Pea weevil has been detected several times in New ...

    Authors: David G. Voice, Rory MacLellan, Adrian Russell, Dave Goulden, Ivan Lawrie, Greg Baker, David A. J. Teulon and John M. Kean
    Citation: CABI Agriculture and Bioscience 2022 3:31
  2. In March 2012, an outbreak of Anoplophora glabripennis was detected at Paddock Wood, Kent, UK. The epicentre of the outbreak was adjacent to a site that a company had used for storing imported stone in wood packa...

    Authors: Dominic Eyre and Jane Barbrook
    Citation: CABI Agriculture and Bioscience 2021 2:12
  3. The avifauna endemic to islands is particularly susceptible to population declines and extinctions resulting from the introduction of non-native pathogens. Three pathogens of concern are the avian malaria para...

    Authors: Tim Harvey-Samuel, Thomas Ant, Jolene Sutton, Chris N. Niebuhr, Samoa Asigau, Patricia Parker, Steven Sinkins and Luke Alphey
    Citation: CABI Agriculture and Bioscience 2021 2:9